Businesspeople to participate in a virtual forum on digital services outsourcing

July 09, 2020
Around 2,000 businesspeople of the global services sector from more than 50 countries will be taking part from July 13 to 22 in Outsource2LAC Virtual Week 2020, the main digital services outsourcing event in Latin America and the Caribbean. The forum aims to drive the growth of companies that provide global digital services, or knowledge-based services, in response to the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 crisis. In its eighth edition, this is the first time that the Outsource2LAC forum is held online.
2020-07-09

IDB report urges new social compact to spur growth, tackle pandemic and inequity

July 07, 2020
Careful sequencing of fiscal policies is key to growing sustainably and equitably after the pandemic Latin America and the Caribbean needs a new social compact of economic policies to ensure more inclusive growth following the pandemic, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2020-07-07

The IDB & The GovLab launch Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus

July 07, 2020
The Smarter Crowdsourcing initiative brings together a network of public leaders and global experts to address the challenges of managing a pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brooklyn, NY – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, today launched “Smarter Crowdsourcing in the Age of Coronavirus.” This rapid policy advising initiative convenes pu
2020-07-07

IDB and Sesame Workshop to bring Sesame Street content to Latin American children

June 09, 2020
With funding from IDB, Sesame Workshop to deliver more than 100 hours of the iconic series to Latin America, as well as new animations, songs, and more to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
2020-06-09

Wikimedia Foundation joins coalition to promote transversal skills for the 21st century

May 26, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, has joined the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Coalition for Transversal Skills in the 21st Century, centered on ensuring inclusion, equity, and quality education in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
2020-05-26

Latin America and Caribbean: Tax revenue under threat amid deteriorating regional outlook

May 07, 2020
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increased to 23.1% of GDP on average in 2018, according to the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Latin America in the Caribbean published today. However, these gains are now under threat as a result of the region’s deteriorating fiscal outlook, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis.
2020-05-07

Business leaders unveil recommendations to face COVID-19

April 30, 2020
The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), a mechanism for advancing a public-private dialogue on public policies, today released a series of recommendations that seek to support the governments of the hemisphere in their health and economic response to the emergency of COVID-19. The 17 measures proposed by ABD can be found in the document Policy Recommendations on Addressing the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic and Mitigating Its Impacts.
2020-04-30

IDB disburses $25.3 million to support Ecuador’s COVID-19 response

April 16, 2020
Funds will increase capacity of national healthcare system, with focus on hard-hit Guayas province  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has disbursed approximately $25.3 million to the government of Ecuador to strengthen its healthcare services and help meet the medical needs of individuals affected by COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The funds will be used primarily to prepare intensive-care-unit beds in 28 hospitals and provide protective gear for medical staff in Guayas province.
2020-04-16

IDB launches interactive map of suppliers to respond to the COVID-19 emergency

April 28, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank, through the ConnectAmericas business platform, launched today an interactive map that allows users to quickly locate and find suppliers of goods and services in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the rest of the world, to face the pandemic of COVID-19.
2020-04-28

XCALA, IDB Lab and ConnectAmericas launch Venture Academy to train entrepreneurs

April 14, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank, through the IDB Lab and ConnectAmericas, has joined forces with the Latin American Angel Investment Association (XCALA) to launch Venture Academy, a virtual and live training program on issues of entrepreneurship and capital raising for technology-based startups, small and medium-sized companies, and investors in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2020-04-14